Creating my career portfolio was a big project, but one that I know I will be happily using throughout the course of my professional career. They really gives you the opportunity to show off your personality and show what your resume can't. My career portfolio not only has my resume and projects on it, but it also contains my personal mission statement, a page about my experience in the Disney College Program, and information and articles that I find interesting about the Hospitality industry.
Personal Learning Network
Throughout this semester I have been developing my Personal Learning Network which has helped me find professionals around the world would are involved in the hospitality industry in some way. I have also been sharing articles about the industry and re-tweeting certain tweets that I personally find interesting. I have also been posting my blog on my Twitter to share what I have been doing in my class.
Great blog post written by my friend Kendra about her travels! #travel #gen2243 #europe #asia #hawaii #blog https://t.co/19ZIUuyOa0— Cassandra Hage (@CJ_Hage) April 26, 2016
One interesting thing about this class was the guest speakers. Instead of people coming in to talk to us, our professor had people like Austronaut Abby, Cameron Brenchly, and Robyn Hrivnatz speak to us over Google Hangouts. This is truly the way to go with education now because it lets you connect with people that you normally wouldn't be able to . If it wasn't for Google Hangouts we probably wouldn't have had the type of speakers that we did.
Zookazam- my favorite class day
Learning about Zookazam and other augmented reality apps was really exciting! I had never heard about any of them before and I was instantly fascinated by how it worked. I showed everyone the app and how it created animals right before your eyes.
Graduation is 18 days away and I'm very excited! So what's next for me? Well since you asked, the day after graduation I will leaving to join the American Cruise Lines for a summer long internship program aboard on of their luxury river cruise ships. I believe that this internship is going to be a great opportunity and amazing experience. Not only will I be gaining valuable experience in an ever growing part of the hospitality industry, but I will also be gaining experience in an environment and market that I have personally never worked in before. I'm am excited for my new adventure and my first journey into the world post-graduation. WISH ME LUCK!